Contrary to most people, Fantasy Football actually reinforces my belief in a higher power. Because in my opinion, the statistical probability that the Bears would be so uniquely irrelevant for such a long amount time is far less likely than a giant vengeful sky man wanting to live with you when you die. And if we are talking in terms of fantasy (something we do from time to time), it doesn’t seem that long ago when Jay Cutler was doing his best impersonation of Jay Cutler, but with a cast of Matt Forte, Martellus Bennett, Brandon Marshall, and Alshon Jeffery. Sure, they were still full of derp, and kinda bordering the line between mediocre and hilarious, but they had an offense. Dare I say, an identity? More importantly though, they had an offense with personnel that you wanted on your team. Now all that’s left is Alshon Jeffery living in Hoyer Country. (If he throws a Hail Mary, what should they do about their papist neighbors?) So what’s wrong with the Bears offense? Is it: A) Hoyer can’t throw the ball, B) Kevin White doesn’t know what a Route Tree is, C) The offensive line can’t block, D) Alshon Jeffery hasn’t cared since they shipped Brandon Marshall off to the Jets, or E.) All the above? And sure, lets give some credit to the Cowboys. Ezekiel Elliott had a terrific game on the ground (kudos to Zach for calling it in his Start ‘Em/Sit ‘Em post), and Dak Prescott looks pretty legitimate. I mean, let’s be honest, drafting a good quarterback by accident is just about the most Cowboys thing ever. But while I deal with my own feelings as a Chargers fan (alcohol is involved), I have to wonder why the Bears even exist right now. But then I remember that the Cleveland Browns are still a thing and it all makes sense.

Here’s what else I saw in Sunday’s Week 3 games…

Jay Ajayi – 7 CAR, 28 YDS, 4.0 AVG, 1 TD. Kenyan Drake (9 CAR, 37 YDS, 4.1 and 2 REC, 11 YDS) didn’t do that much either. Ya know, times like this, I really love it when I look up Foster’s updated status and the medical experts say “they’d be shocked if Arian Foster ever played football again”. Seem like the most Arian Foster thing ever said.

Doug Baldwin8 REC, 164 YDS, 20.5 AVG, 1 TD. Seattle did know that they were up, by like 80 in the first quarter against a Blaine Gabbert led offense, right? Are they thinking they need to run up the score to impress the voters or something?

Cole Beasley7 REC, 73 YDS, 10.4 AVG. Welcome to Trent Green, population: Cole Beasley. I can only joke because he came back pretty quickly after passing concussion protocols. (The joke was better when we had video of it, but that was taken down by the source… probably because it’s the No Fun League.) I’ve never really been a Beasley fan (because, you know, you actually have to know he exists to be one), but this is the second nice game from him, and he clearly has a rapport with Dak. Matt was on this last week, and now I’m convinced that there might be something there.

Odell Beckham Jr.7 REC, 121 YDS, 17.3 AVG. Hmmm, makes you wonder if Josh Norman benefited from the defensive system in Carolina or if maybe Beckham is pretty good at this football stuff. I’d say it’s a little of both.

Anquan Boldin4 REC, 22 YDS, 5.5 AVG, 1 TD. Green Bays’ defense let Marvin Jones have his way with them, but they also decided, as usual, that everyone deserves at least a chance. Even an 82-year-old receiver in Boldin.

Blake Bortles24/38, 194 YDS, 2 TD, 3 INT, 60.6 RTG and 3 CAR, 17 YDS. Bortles might not be any good, guys. Just sayin’…

Dez Bryant3 REC, 40 YDS, 13.3 AVG, 1 TD. So Dez FINALLY did a thing, it seems. Good for him.

Randall Cobb1 REC, 33 YDS. Cobb is as useless as pants on a porn star.

Kirk Cousins21/35, 296 YDS, 8.5 AVG, 2 TD, 106.4 RTG and 3 CAR, -5 YDS. When questioned about his poor performance in the red zone, Cousins noted that red usually means stop and he has simply been reinforcing cultural assumptions about the color in question.

Andy Dalton21/31, 206 YDS, 6.6 AVG, 1 INT (4 sacks), 72.8 RTG and 6 CAR, 40 YDS. New Game: Guess what Dalton said or did to his offensive line that would explain why they don’t block for him anymore…

Eric Decker1 REC, 31 YDS. The Jets looked, um, bad.

Stefon Diggs4 REC, 40 YDS. Minnesota’s defense had more points than all of Minnesota’s wide receivers combined. Sitting on the waiver wire too, presumably.

Larry Donnell3 REC, 11 YDS. Someone needs to put a camera on Tom Coughlin at the retirement home while he watches Donnell try to get space and be involved in the game plan. Actually, ef that, just show him for the entire game… it’d be more entertaining than the Giants taking a McAdoo-doo on the field…

Ezekiel Elliott30 CAR, 140 YDS, 4.7 AVG and 2 REC, 20 YDS. Maybe we should all be open to the alternate theory as to why Elliot looked so much better last night: He was playing against the Bears.

Ryan Fitzpatrick20/44, 188 YDS, 4.3 AVG, 6 INT, 18.2 RTG and 3 CAR, 22 YDS. Six picks for Fitz… hey, at least it rhymes.

Joe Flacco29/40, 214 YDS, 5.3 AVG, 2 INT, 64.0 RTG and 3 CAR, 12 YDS. So, yeah, not much to say about this game. I mean, Flacco got a rushing touchdown, which I’m sure he celebrated last night by drinking an elite cup of warm milk. Or maybe he got wild and instead went chocolate milk. CRAZY GUY!

Blaine Gabbert14/25, 119 YDS, 4.8 AVG, 1 INT, 51.9 RTG and 5 CAR, 22 YDS. You’d think this would be the time to bring in Colin Kaepernick to see what he can do…

T.Y. Hilton8 REC, 174 YDS, 21.8 AVG, 1 TD. And with that hilarious statline, the Chargers are moving to… somewhere else in California. Bakersfield maybe. Pismo probably.

DeSean Jackson5 REC, 96 YDS, 19.2 AVG, 1 TD. The Mystery of Cousins: Does he ever see DeSean Jackson in the end zone or is he just aiming at the defensive backs?

Alshon Jeffery5 REC, 70 YDS, 14.0 AVG. So… Alshon will be signed by the Jets next year, right?

David Johnson19 CAR, 88 YDS, 4.4 AVG 2 TD and 3 REC, 28 YDS, 9.3 AVG. Uh, Bills? Could someone ‘splain this? (Also, that is the eternal question for the Bills in general, is it not? DEEP.)

Duke Johnson10 CAR, 69 YDS, 6.9 AVG and 5 REC, 12 YDS, 2.4 AVG. I’m pretty sure the original Duke was John Wayne. Or was it the Duke of Earl?

Marvin Jones6 REC, 205 YDS, 34.2 AVG, 2 TD. Coincidentally, 205 is also Chip Kelly’s preferred distance, in miles, from the nearest black guy. That doesn’t necessarily say anything about Jones, but hey, the more you know…

Jeremy Hill17 CAR, 97 YDS, 5.7 AVG, 2 TD. Running game! The Bengals found its running game! It only took about a month!

Brian Hoyer30/48, 317 YDS, 6.6 AVG, 2 TD, 95.6 RTG and 3 CAR, -3 YDS. Last night, Cris Collinsworth said that Brian Hoyer was a reason for hope. Is he trolling? That’s about as believable as Al Michaels saying he hasn’t had sex with any teenage girls in the last three decades.

Jeremy Maclin4 REC, 35 YDS. Does Maclin still think he is playing for the Eagles? What’s going on here?

Eli Manning25/38, 350 YDS, 9.2 AVG, 1 TD, 2 INT, 82.1 RTG. Eli tried fixing some of his interception and ball security problems by naming the ball “Balley” and pretending it was a cousin of his bear, “Beary”. Not sure if it’s working, so we might have to work something out using Capri Sun and Chips Ahoy.

Marcus Mariota17/33, 214 YDS, 6.5 AVG, 2 INT and 3 CAR, 22 YDS, 7.3 AVG. I have the feeling that Mariota needs to be recused from Tennessee.

Ryan Mathews2 CAR, -5 YDS. Yeah, he finally injured himself to death.

LeSean McCoy17 CAR, 110 YDS, 6.5 AVG, 2 TD and 3 REC, 6 YDS. Shady and DeSean doing really well always makes me remember that Chip Kelly may actually have no idea what he’s doing.

Christine Michael20 CAR, 106 YDS, 5.3 AVG, 2 TD and 2 REC, 5 YDS. Wow, 49ers. Wow. Only you could allow something like this to happen.

Jordy Nelson6 REC, 101 YDS, 16.8 AVG, 2 TD. Surprisingly (or maybe not surprisingly) the Lions still haven’t learned how to cover this particular combo. You’d figure that almost a decade would bring some form of clarity on the situation…

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Cam Newton21/35, 262 YDS, 7.5 AVG, 3 INT, 47.6 RTG and 7 CAR, 26 YDS, 3.7 AVG, 1 TD. Newton was sacked eight times by the way… “Derek Anderson is warming up.” I’ll take: What are things I don’t want to hear?, Alex. And holy sh*t, what was Cam Newton wearing in his post game interview this time? Last week, he was a monorail salesman, and now this? Granted, I’m thankful he at least showed up alive, but is that a tank-top made out of leather and suede… with a geometric pattern? WITH MR. PEANUT’S EYEGLASSES AND HAT? What is even going on?

Carson Palmer26/50, 287 YDS, 5.7 AVG, 4 INT, 36.0 RTG. Did Rex and Rob Ryan eat Carson Palmer? That’s the only explanation I can think of when I saw that he had, like four fantasy points.

Dak Prescott19/24, 248 YDS, 10.3 AVG, 1 TD, 123.6 RTG and 4 CAR, 36 YDS, 9.0 AVG, 1 TD. More like Dak IMPRESScott, amiright folks?

Terrelle Pryor8 REC, 144 YDS, 18.0 AVG and 3/5, 35 YDS, 7.0 AVG, 81.2 RTG and 4 CAR, 21 YDS, 5.3 AVG, 1 TD. So, on the bright side for the Browns, they didn’t break the shoulder of any quarterbacks this week. There’s that I guess…

Bobby Rainey1 REC, 24 YDS. When it Bobby Rainey, it pours.

Jordan Reed4 REC, 56 YDS. Jordan Reed, or as I call him: Gronk with higher levels of melanin, annnnnd not as good. It’s a long nickname, I know. But apt, very very apt.

Philip Rivers26/39, 330 YDS, 8.5 AVG, 92.9 RTG and 1 CAR, 2 YDS. Rivers looked like someone bad mouthed Mary Magdalene or something. AND on another note, Manti Te’o left with what looked like a serious injury, untouched of course, just like Keenan Allen’s ACL explosion… I mean, last season, the Chargers offensive line injuries doomed the team, and now it looks like this season, everybody on the Chargers except the offensive line are getting injured and dooming the team. And honestly, how disappointing is it that security allowed Te’o’s vengeful ex-girlfriend to storm out onto the field and take him out like that? Really low of her.

Aaron Rodgers15/24, 205 YDS, 8.5 AVG, 4 TD, 129.3 RTG and 5 CAR, 22 YDS, 4.4 AVG. I see the Lions decided to not wait for Thanksgiving to lose in a horrible fashion to the Packers this year. Good for them.

Ben Roethlisberger24/44, 257 YDS, 5.8 AVG, 1 INT, 62.4 RTG and 1 CAR, 7 YDS. I don’t think Big Ben’s was this frustrated since the stall door was locked.

Eddie Royal3 REC, 21 YDS, 7.0 AVG. I hope Eddie Royal never goes to France.

Kyle Rudolph – 7 REC, 70 YDS, 10.0 AVG, 1 TD. Must be the Southern hospitality thing that Carolina is known for…

Emmanuel Sanders9 REC, 117 YDS, 13.0, 2 TD. YOUR MOM LIKES IT HIGH AND LOW SIEMIAN! I’m not exactly sure what that means, but it involves your mom and Siemian, so I’m actually okay with it.

Trevor Siemian – 23/35, 312 YDS, 8.9 AVG, 4 TD, 132.1 RTG and 3 CAR, 5 YDS. Granted, actual simians haven’t done well in Cincy lately, but Siemian appears to have found his grove. He’s still a high-floor/low-ceiling guy for me, but hey, places get renovated all the time, especially when you go against a secondary that allows the approval of any permits you might need. Yeah, I’m all out of housing metaphors, so you know, thanks for coming.

Sterling Shepard5 REC, 73 YDS, 14.6 AVG, 1 TD. Even though the narrative for yesterday’s game was “OBJ vs. Norman: WATCH IT”, I’m pretty sure Sterling Shepard has solidified himself as a solid WR2 and I wouldn’t be surprised to see him grow even more. Also, I hate myself for owning zero shares of Sterling Shepard.

Wendell Smallwood17 CAR, 79 YDS, 4.6 AVG, 1 TD. Smallwood? I thought we all stopped talking about Brett Favre ages ago…

Darren Sproles2 CAR, -1 YDS and 6 REC, 128 YDS, 21.3 AVG, 1 TD. F*CKING TINY DARREN YOU GUYS.

Ryan Tannehill25/39, 319 YDS, 8.2 AVG, 3 TD, 2 INT, 93.9 RTG and 1 CAR, 2 YDS, 1 FUM. Jesus, Dolphins. I’m gonna go change the Wikipedia entry of “clusterf*ck” to redirect to Tannehill’s player profile.

Carson Wentz23/31, 301 YDS, 9.7 AVG, 2 TD, 125.9 RTG and 1 CAR, 10 YDS. The sports media is going fellate Wentz to the point that I’m gonna start hating him, you just watch. I mean, can you imagine what’ll happen when Cris Collinsworth and Jon Gruden gets a hold of him again? You’ll never get the stains out.

Terrance Williams4 REC, 88 YDS, 22.0 AVG. Hey, that’s not Dez Bryant. I don’t like any of these guys who aren’t Dez.

 

 

  1. Ry Wheeler says:
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    Try harder, Jay….. You can’t.

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Ry Wheeler: I get what you’re saying until the end. Like, do you want me to try harder or not?

  2. Brian says:
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    Howard looked very good in the Bears game I assume hes worthy of a top waiver wire pick this week for sure ?

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      Jay says:
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      @Brian: Yeah, I think he has to be for RB starved teams.

  3. William Hung says:
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    @Jay -1. So is Torrey Smith a hold if the Niners start Kap? 2. Is Dez hurt or is that nothing to look at? If he is hurt, is Terrance Williams the pick up?

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      @William Hung: Ehhhh, I think he’s a marginal hold at the moment regardless. If there’s something better, no qualms about moving on. On Dez, he didn’t look injured last night, I think it was just the corner having a lot of safety help there. Williams and Beasley were open a lot.

  4. William Hung says:
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    Panic teams making panic moves: Current panic drops are –

    Rashad Jennings, Carson Palmer, Dwayne Allen, Andy Dalton

    Obviously, my first 2 claims will be on Jennings and Palmner which means I am for sure getting one of them. I wish I could get both of them since Bortles is poopy

  5. Pigs says:
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    Is it worth dropping Foster to try to grab Howard?

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      Jay says:
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      @Pigs: It’s a tough situation to gauge. He’s not practicing yet, which is bad, but that could change tomorrow. “Groin injury” can mean anything too, but he was also dealing with a hamstring thing before that, and not showing much in his two starts.

      He’s a nice pickup if you drop him, but Howard can help you now.

  6. Jedimasters says:
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    Jay is Pryor considered one of the top pick ups this week? He’s a WR in every league and if he gets QB snaps plus RB runs this is quite the advantage.

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      Jay says:
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      @Jedimasters: I think Howard and him depending on what you need. I think both have some flame out potential too, but at this point in the season, both are worth the gamble.

  7. William Hung says:
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    @Jay – What would you say Cobb’s value is right now. If the draft started today, where are you picking him? I’m trying to send out offers but not sure – I need an upside WR who has a perceived value as low as Cobb’s… Like I don’t know if I can trade Cobb for a Tyrell Williams-type player

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @William Hung: Good question. I think he’s around the Decker/Maclin area, but dropping every week. I would actually still not do Cobb for Williams. Maybe a guy like Snead… but even then, he’ll have at least one game where he’ll stand out. If you want to release, that’s the time. I just feel like you won’t get anything near his value at this moment, even if we lower expectations.

      • William Hung says:
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        @Jay: But at this point, his “big game” is likely to happen when he’s on my bench. I think he has fewer points than Andre Johnson…

        • Jay

          Jay says:
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          @William Hung: It’s easy to say that, and I agree, but I don’t think that’ll stay true for long, no matter how far Cobb has fallen.

  8. Ian says:
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    Good job Jay! Have Rivers & Winston (keep forever league). Drop Rivers for Dak or Wentz?

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      Jay says:
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      @Ian: Thanks man! I’d pick up Wentz for now… though I like both at the moment.

  9. Georgiabulldog says:
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    not entirely hitting panic mode but kind of hitting the panic button, if that makes any sense…

    heres my team at a glance:
    carr
    forte
    michael
    antonio brown
    alshon
    dwayne allen
    devonta freeman

    bench
    sammy
    crowell
    d. parker
    s. diggs
    b. powell
    D. washington (detroit rb)
    john brown
    kenneth dixon

    I feel that I have some decent WR depth and should possibly capitalize off of it. I don’t think my team is bad but i’m 0-3 so i want to shake some things up (bad matchup, have scored over 100 puts twice in standard scoring and got outscored).. i’m 0-3 yet 4/12 in the league for points scored, #1 in the league for points scored against. figures.

    would you deal :
    Matt Forte, Alshon Jeffery, Dwayne allen, and one of Devonta parker or John brown to get

    Carson Palmer, Lamar miller, Greg olsen.

    I view Palmer an upgrade over Derek carr, but I could rotate the two and start the better matchup, i view Lamar miller over matt forte (jets looked horrible yesterday, and not great week 1.. thinking thursday night vs the bills may have been flukey) and obviously greg olsen >> dwayne allen…

    now alshon can be great, i’ve owned him the last 3 years so i know, but he’s almost always “questionable” and banged up. ALWAYS. my league mantes view him as a wr1 where i think he’s not much more of a slam-dunk than diggs or sammy when healthy.. with john brown and parker i like them both but i think their production will be all over the place, and dwayne allen i just don’t like how jack doyle is getting so much run, looks identical to fleener/allen last year. there is no “TE1” in that offense as far as I’m concerned…

    another option is to drop greg olsen from the trade above, and target zach miller aggressively on the waiver wire but i also dk if that was just a fluke or what. Im really trying to abandon the chicago bears offense all together, and we know cam newton loves greg olsen.

    so what do you think? thanks.

    • Jay

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      @Georgiabulldog: Yeah, it’s about the time to do so. We’ll release rest of season rankings later this week exactly for this reason. I agree, your WR group is strong, but there is some risk at your RB position. But I don’t like this trade for you. Palmer may be an upgrade, but he hasn’t shown it yet, and while Miller is a big upgrade, getting rid of Jeffery hurts. I’d hold, or maybe focus the deal on Miller. Something like Brown and Forte for Miller, which he might not want, but I would ask if there’s someone on your roster he does want to make this work, try to figure out what he’s thinking your player’s value is at.

      • Georgiabulldog says:
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        @Jay: thanks for the response.. i really think he’s going to want a defacto WR in order to get a trade through.. currently willie snead is his #1…

        what about:
        alshon jeffery, isiah crowell, dwayne allen for lamar miller, greg olsen?

        i was down on crowell but he actually looked kinda decent yesterday. I really need to shore up this TE situation dwayne allen is not it people.

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          @Georgiabulldog: one more thought for the day and i’ll return to my work hah

          what about:

          alshon jeffery, dwayne allen, and dwayne washington for Deandre hopkins, eric ebron, darren sproles

          or

          jeffery, allen, washington for ty hilton, eric ebron, darren sproles

          i’m ready to wash my hands of jeffery i think and i need a more reliable TE

          • Jay

            Jay says:
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            @Georgiabulldog: I like that Hopkins trade a bit more compared to the other one, but it is pretty lateral.

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          Jay says:
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          @Georgiabulldog: Yeah, I think that trade works a bit better.

  10. Nightpandas says:
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    Hey Jay,

    Still working my trade: (12 team, keep 3, .5 ppr)

    I have been offered Gurley and Wallace for Hopkins and Hyde. I also have Dez and Cooper at WR and My rbs stink: Vereen, Yeldon, Ajayi, Dw Washington. Think I gotta do it, can only keep one wr anyways

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Nightpandas: Yeah, I think you have to as well.

  11. Nightpandas says:
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    Backup qb in 2 leagues are Palmer (for Cam) and Bortles (for Winston). Would you pickup Wentz instead in either? (6pt Td passes, 12 team)

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Nightpandas: Yeah, Wentz over Palmer and Bortles.

  12. Scott says:
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    Damn, I was already to jump on the Carson Wentz bandwagon too. But I don’t want to risk collateral damage from Collinsworth and Gruden.

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Scott: Who does!

  13. Brian says:
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    Looks like big Willie Snead has been ruled out not surprised by that news kind of my luck. I am currently winning by 8 and the other guy has Cooks so I was forced to make a decision. My decision was do i drop Willie or do I drop Watkins since Watkins was set down yesterday I was able to drop him and pick up Sanu. At first I had a feeling like I dropped an asset to my squad then I thought harder and this bum has done next to nothing and could very easily be setting most of the year crying about his foot. What are your thoughts I could have also picked up Thomas from New Orleans which one do you prefer Thomas or Sanu ? I wasn’t dropping Snead because I believe that he will outscore Watkins by a ton this year and hes usually reliable asset. Thanks

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      Jay says:
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      @Brian: Yeah, but I’m not sure you’d want to drop both… is that the only option? At the moment, Sanu over Thomas.

      • Brian says:
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        @Jay: I didnt have to drop both I had to make a choice between dropping Watkins or Snead I chose to drop Watkins. Ty Ty

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          Jay says:
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          @Brian: Ah, gotcha, if it’s a 10-team league, I think that’s okay.

  14. Scott says:
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    Hi Jay. I was watching the Miami game yesterday because they were my survivor pick. Maalox moment!
    After the Browns Kicker missed the last kick to send the game to overtime, the camera panned to the Miami bench. Wow, the saddest bunch of players I’ve ever seen after realizing they were still in it. You think they were affected by Jose Fernandez dying? I never thought about it but maybe there’s a kinship even between different sports in the same city.

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      Jay says:
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      @Scott: I’m sure it was in the air, but I doubt it affected their mindset. You have to remember, Miami looked terrible that game, and they knew it. Sad stuff on Hernandez for sure though.

      • Scott says:
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        @Jay: Yeah, they did not look like they wanted to play overtime. I thought they were going to give it away, but you know, the Browns happened.

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          Jay says:
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          @Scott: The Browns always happen.

  15. Ryan says:
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    In my 14 team .5 ppr league I’m currently 0-3 to start the season. I’m not sure if I should shake things up. Anyway offered Crabtree Gurley barnridge for my Demarius Thomas Christine Michael and Martellus Bennett. Do I take it and run or stay put?

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      Jay says:
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      @Ryan: You’re giving up a lot, but 0-3 is a hole to climb. I’ll be honest, I think you should try to get an upgrade over Crabtree or Barnidge.

      • Ryan says:
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        @Jay: the other team’s we are kelvin benjamin and Joey Nelson. Also his other te is pitta. See a better trade I should do?

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          Jay says:
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          @Ryan: Tough one to figure out. I would, at the very least then, drop Bennett and Barnidge part of the deal… it doesn’t really do anything. DT and CM for Gurley and Crabtree seems just about right.

          • Ryan says:
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            @Jay: btw do you like bennet more than barnridge?

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              Jay says:
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              @Ryan: Not with Gronk set to return to full snaps soon and Tom Brady returning.

        • Ryan says:
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          @Ryan:

          Btw this is my team: dalton, aj green deandre hopkins, demarius thomas christine michael gio bernard arian foster martellus bennet michael thomas asiata alfred morris kerley

          • Jay

            Jay says:
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            @Ryan: Yeah, I think Gurley would fit nicely here.

  16. William Hung says:
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    Vereen is out for the year – didn’t know he was hurt during the game yesterday. How good are Darkwa and Perkins? Just asking in case I don’t end up with Jennings.

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @William Hung: Darkwa is middling, Perkins has a higher ceiling, but I think Jennings is still the guy when he returns.

  17. Brian says:
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    Looks like Vareen is done for the season what does this do to the Giants backfield now. I was hoping that they would give Perkins a shot but for some reason they chose Darkwa. Your thoughts ?

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      Jay says:
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      @Brian: Yeah, Darkwa for now with Perkins maybe getting a chance in a few weeks, just depends on how well he does in limited time.

  18. William Hung says:
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    @Jay: To secure a QB, I am working on a trade with another team contingent on them picking up Carson Palmer. He already has 2 QBs, but his team is a mess with 2 kickers… so it’s an easy add/drop for him. He needs depth cause he has both Rawls and Mathews, and nothing else. His best WR are Tate and Parker.

    I am dangling Cobb, Bernard, and / or Sims. I don’t know if he’d go for Cam Newton + Parker for that package. If I go 2 for 2, should I give up Bernard or Sims and should I target Winston or Palmer?

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @William Hung: Yes, and probably Winston as backup (is that right?) And it’s PPR right? I think Bernard and Sims are a coinflip…

      • William Hung says:
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        @Jay: yeah .5 PPR

        If I get Winston, I’m dropping Blake “2016 Jeff George” Bortles for a lotto ticket RB/WR

        • Jay

          Jay says:
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          @William Hung: Sounds good. I kinda want Sims there, but I think Bernard is the safe pick.

          • William Hung says:
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            @Jay: For sure, I’m definitely going to throw Bernard out there first to see if he’ll bite. I want Sims this season with Martin’s injury. I tried dealing Sims to the Martin owner but he wasn’t interested. He is riding Christine Michael as the “handcuff”

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              Jay says:
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              @William Hung: Makes some sense there with CMike. That Seattle situation is a complete mess.

  19. Jose says:
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    Jay they offer me Aj green for my melvin gordon….should i pull the trigger?

    • William Hung says:
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      @Jose: yes

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Jose: If you need a WR, then yes, I’d do it.

      • William Hung says:
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        @Jay: even if you don’t one of your other WRs is a trade chip

        • Jose says:
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          I have drew brees ,lesean mccoy,melvin gordon,julian edelman,randall cobb,emanuel sanders,markus wheaton, marceluss bennett,kicker gano,miami defenese…bench dion lewis,chris Hogan,eli rodgers,coby fleener,rb booker

      • Jose says:
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        my team looks like this QB brees,RB lesean mccoy, melvin gordon WR julian edelman,randall cobb,emanuel sanders,markus wheaton, TE marcelluss Bennett,Kicker Gano,Defense miami Bench chris hogan,eli rodgers,dion lewis, RB booker,coby fleener

        • Jay

          Jay says:
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          @Jose: I like your WRs, but I still like Green here. The scary part is, who is your RB2? Like Will suggested, you might need to package Edelman or Sanders for some RB help.

          • Jose says:
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            of all my WR which one would you trade for a RB.?

            • Jay

              Jay says:
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              @Jose: Sanders. Good value there for both teams to use.

  20. Georgiabulldog says:
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    hey i asked this morning just wanted to clarify,

    you’d offer up the following:
    alshon jeffery, isiah crowell, dwayne allen for lamar miller, greg olsen?

    to be getting the miller/olsen side..

    I have some pretty strong wr’s so i’ll just role with stefan diggs or sammy (if available) or Devante parker..

    i think the WR position is so deep all the value is on top RB’s and TE’s… i can slot deviant parker or sterling shepard in over alshon and feel okay about it..

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Georgiabulldog: Yeah, no, that’s fine. It’s a fair trade.

  21. Georgiabulldog says:
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    if he doesn’t go for it whats the TE ranking of :
    Dwyane allen, Cameron Brate, Zach Miller.. I own allen but seriously considering jumping ship for one of these 2

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Georgiabulldog: Allen, Miler, Brate. You have to remember, TEs are so up and down in production, pretty tough position to deal with.

  22. fleeced says:
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    12 team PPR.

    Should I drop Matt Jones for the new hotness Jordan Howard?

    This is for a mainly bench RB

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @fleeced: I’m okay with that, sure.

  23. Let Us Now Praise Famous Death Dwarves says:
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    say one thing for every day waivers in a dynasty league “they’ll make (force) those (MF’ers) glad to mutate” (w.s. burroughs “roosevelt after inauguration”)

    anyhoo, lost pryor for the winner only surprisingly only bidding $8 to my $7 (and i had gotten him for $7 the first time too). it’s not that i don’t like crowder longer term (he’s very likely to be better than pryor at some point consistently to my mind) but the issue is that i own ONLY these WR: d-jax/nelson/crowder/treadwell/edelman (crowder/d-jax/edelman with same waiver and start 3).

    QB rodgers/rodfather/osweiler/gabbert
    RB (start 2) forte/ingram/mathews/mckinnon/forsett/ivory
    WR (start 3) nelson/d-jax/edelman/treadwell/crowder (who i dropped pryor for)
    TE j.thomas/ertz
    2 flexes
    IR allen/woodhead
    what’s worse is how many guys i have that have look to have lost significant assumed value since 3 weeks ago (ivory (line, maybe himself, maybe STD flare up), mathews (coaches, maybe line, injured), forsett (coaches/usage, and this one looks permanent), gabbert (probably about to lose job, kaep owned of course, it’s a 2 QB league with decent benches)). i’m not counting the SD twins, that’s just bad luck. i probably should’ve spent like 11 on t.williams here. i do have forte/mckinnon that have gained value so far.

    anyhoo, with that roster, drop forsett to grab smallwood or darkwa duck? and how much bid if so?

      • Let Us Now Praise Famous Death Dwarves says:
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        @Jay: PPR yep.

          • Let Us Now Praise Famous Death Dwarves says:
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            @Jay: cartoon duck superheros aren’t what we used to think they were for sure (based on last year’s version)

  24. T Buns says:
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    My Sterling Shepherd for Lamar Miller? I need a RB

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @T Buns: Totally!

  25. Smatto says:
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    Would you offer Demaryius Thomas and Jeremy Hill for OBJ? I have Marshall and Decker as my other lead receivers (Quincy Enunwa on the bench too). Lamar Miller, Christine Michael, Gio B, Jordan Howard for RBs…..

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Smatto: I would, yes.

      • Smatto says:
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        @Jay: Thanks dude. Love your site. Been following a couple years and it keeps getting better!

        • Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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          @Smatto: i agree with that (except IDP, wherein we lost a top 2 or 3 ranker (who’d ALSO answer very involved specific questions in last 2 years. i’m not in any way blaming jaywrong or site for this, just guy moved on)).

          • Jay

            Jay says:
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            @Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo: Haha, yeah, he wanted to start a family. That seems much more important.

        • Jay

          Jay says:
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          @Smatto: Thanks man, means a lot!

  26. Grope says:
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    Drop Whittaker, Austin, Kevin white, or dorsett in Ppr keeper league for darqwa, Smallwood, humphries, hardy, sieman.

    None of these guys listed will be a keeper just seeing if I should make any swaps

  27. Grope says:
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    Half Ppr league drop any of these guys: rashad Jennings, ajayi, dorsett, funchess for
    darqwa, Pryor, crowder, wentz, Prescott, Smallwood, Kenneth dixon, hardy, brate,

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Grope: Funchess for Pryor could work out.

  28. Montezuma's Revenge...right now says:
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    holy shit the ONLY reason treadwell isn’t completely awesome yet is what everybody has said about me my whole life
    http://www.rotoworld.com/player/nfl/11210/laquon-treadwell

    the mindset of anybody that actually believes you can “think too much” is wack. now if what is meant is that somebody spends so much time thinking that they don’t act when it’s pertinent to do so, THAT of course could be true, but that’s not really the same thing as saying a person “thinks too much”.

      • Montezuma's Revenge...right now says:
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        @Jay: 2 things
        1. the guy most known for that in modern times (and i mean before TD) i really doubt meant it in a “real” sense, but in a thought experiment, or a way to think about how you would live if in fact you believed that, as it would make everything you do that much more permanent/important/”essential” and most importantly would make real life primary over so called “eternal life”
        yes it is called his “doctrine of eternal recurrence” but he was always a prankster and absolutely nowhere else posited metaphysical absolutes like “all things in the universe fare exactly the same when the allignment of the stars become the same again (which from this principle started in old Greek guys and directly from which (IF real) the eternal recurrence came from) which they mathematically will, since they are just permutations, eventually), now, as far as Pythagoras, he might very well have been serious.

        i rambled on to somebody in person, #2 coming later.

  29. a bag of sand says:
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    10team standard:
    Give TY for Ware & E. Sanders?
    Own J Charles, David Johnson, J. Hill, Sims, L Murray
    WR’s are AJ Green, Benjamin, Pryor, TY

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @a bag of sand: Too much for Sanders there, and seems pretty lateral for you. Unless you’re a big Sanders guy, I’d try to find something more beneficial.

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